December 26, 2009

Cool things that our friends are doing in support of our mission to Roatan

Here's how some of you are helping:

■If you read our blog this summer you are aware that soccer is the sport in Honduras. We played with kids and adults on dirt fields in 100 degree heat. Most of them played without soccer cleats or even shoes. Well, we now have enough cleats, soccer balls and uniforms for two whole teams thanks to Michelle Nelson. This girl took the bull by the horns and contacted each and every contact she had in the soccer world and made it happen. Not only did she get to GIVE to the cause, but she invited others to participate in giving in a way that they were called to do so. God works in all of us and what may not seem like much, in donating gently used or new equipment, will have a huge impact on someone else. What is your calling?

■The children of Roatan, Honduras are not raised the way many of us in the United States are raised when it comes to oral hygeine. With one phone call, Rita Loveless was able to secure a whole box-full of toothbrushes, toothaste and dental floss from her dentist. The crazy thing is, she was even able to get soccer balls, undies, sunday school supplies and arts and crafts too. A simple phone call ignighted a fuse in others and the result was exponential. How can you make a difference?

■Not everyone has the means to GIVE financially, however, when God calls you to do so He won't let it go. We have several one-time and monthly contributors that have never been on a mission trip or let alone had the desire to participate in one, however, they listened and followed. Our number one response is that of thanks and they better hold on because the ride only gets better! What will your impact be?

As Pastor Kerry says, "It only takes a pebble to make that ripple effect". Just think of the impact that each of us has the ability to have on others, the possibilities are endless.

We are so very grateful for our friends and their belief in us as we partner with God on this great journey. Without Him we are nothing and with Him we are everything.

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December 11, 2009

Getting ready to Go during the holidays.....eeek!

While we realize it is the holidays here in the US, we also realize that we have SO much to do to get ready to GO to Roatan! Packing the essential items like flip-flops and swim suits is the easy part but when it comes to the everyday things like bug spray and believe it or not spices to cook with, we need a plan of action. Yes, they sell bug spray in Roatan, but it is twice as much as it is here and you use it everyday. There are very few American spices on the island, so Sam's Club-size Tony Cachere's is a must, especially when eating a lovely diet of rice and beans. We will, of course, make our homemade tortillas and pizza crust like we did this summer; you gotta have something familiar when in the mission field.
So, Trey is helping out a family of five that is moving to Roatan in a couple of months. They are from Colorado and will be joining our friends at Living Water 4 Roatan for the next three years. Trey met them in Dallas to pick up their trailer of things and will bring it back tonight to combine with ours for a better shipping rate. In the next week or so he will take it to New Orleans to put in a container on a cargo ship and we are done with the big packing. The rest of our small stuff will go with us in our bags on the plane, whew, it seems so far away but I know it will sneak up on us before we know it.
We have had some great interest in our mission trip and are so grateful for each and every person that has stepped out in faith to support us in any way possible. Thank you for your prayers, your support and your giving. We could not do this without you and we are excited to have you on this journey with us.

Take Care and God Bless,
Connie and Trey
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December 01, 2009

Thanksgiving At The Beach

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the beach this year! This was our very first holiday at the beach and it was beautiful outside and the kids had a blast baking and getting ready for the feast. Trey's uncle, James, joined us for the day and we had a great time eating everything in sight. When we said our blessing over the food we also asked everyone to say what they are most thankful for and it was unanimous, FAMILY, FAMILY, FAMILY! How great is it that even with a small crowd on special days that we take time to remember our family members that can't be with us? Life is too short not to take time to thank God for each person in your family, we are all gifts that have been put together in an effort to achieve awesome things while here on earth.
We are putting together our next email campaign to go out this week, just a reminder and update to our plans for Roatan. Great things are happening for us, especially now that we have totally given this journey and all the details over to Him. Our plans are to arrive in Roatan mid-January, so we have SO MUCH to do! Please pray for us and continue to follow us for many updates to come. Also, if you feel led to do so, please visit our website and consider joining us on our journey through Giving or even eventually Going on a short term mission trip. We would LOVE to have you beside us in any way possible. Stay tuned for more....

We love our family and friends are so very greatful for each one of you!

Take Care and God Bless,
Connie and Trey